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Viva Magenta

A balane between warm and cold


A little flirty


Mind altering

Confidence boosting

A new vision

Oh and my favorite natural beginnings rooted in nature

viva magenta flowers in vase sketch

Now that I’ve found fluorescent pink or fluorescent pink has found me, my pinks are brighter and bolder. I feel like I need to do the same in my writing and my work. I have a list of topics for my pink roses project. In fact, it’s going to be a book. There are more and more flowers in my wild thoughts paper flower collage project.

I just want to take this moment to say thank you for being a fan. Your comments, feedback, and subscription mean a lot. I love what I do and want to do more of it. In the next few days, I’ll be creating lists of my favorite projects, favorite supplies, and more on my word of 2023. Speaking of 2023, the Pantone Color of the Year is Viva Magenta. I’m going to do a lot with this color.



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Roses are red

Ok, so I painted my roses pink. That’s the idea. I wasn’t a huge fan of red roses until I saw peach and pink roses. The way the petals curve like v shapes into one another. It makes me think of every element in this world and how everything just is. Let me believe that the roses and breeze are dancing and whispering,” I love you.” Let me believe it so, because it’s true!

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Always blooming with you

I sat under a tree. It was a hot day but the breeze and the color of the plants,flowers, and rocks had me focused on the moment. I took deep breathes. I felt energized and revived.

Now that I have the layout down, it’s time to glue. Oh, and I need to use white ink to write the word with inside the pink bloom.

These letters aren’t perfect. I did use a pencil to draw a few of the letters but mostly just cut. Good letters. Good color scheme. Nature you’re always cheering me on. Thank you to the fan who posted the words, you’ve got skills. When I was done cutting and pasting, your words came to mind. Not that I’m boasting, but I do have skills. I’m going to keep going and keep creating. In the words of Tabitha Brown, it’s my business.

What, a week into this journal and I’m already in a playful mood. Good!

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A color quote from the book

Release date for a free copy of the book is coming soon

I bought this new watercolor brush and absolutely love the way it writes. The colors express my mind and my heart. This project is about colorful thoughts and colorful art for a colorful life. It’s been crazy editing the book. I feel uncomfortably good. That uncomfortable part is probably a good place to be,

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Make Colorful Art. Be You.

I read an interesting love letter by James Victore. I did change a few words on my home page and here I am answering the thought.

Be yourself means don’t be all that society expects of you.  Listen to the voice that comes with the breeze or the swaying of the petals. It’s the voice inside you. That soul, that creative spirit knows no ego.

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Let’s Do This-Collage Style

lets fo this collage lettering

The collage mountains I’m working on, out of nowhere they came out good! The Magic of Color is going to be a colorful fun read. Thank goodness. This week I finished a lot of the lettering. Today I did a little lunch time coloring with crayons. I want to try drawing with my left hand. I Tomorrow I’m going to try collage. Maybe Friday I can take my watercolor paints. I’m going to work on a logo branding project. Do I know how to do that? Well, I have some idea. Let’s do this!

These colorful letters speak of the voice of nature who always greets my ideas.

Creative Exploration

A world full of color

pink blue and orange mosaic colormo

All of the colors work together. You have colors complimentary to others. You have contrasting colors. You have monotones. You have analogous colors. Somehow it works. That’s what this great big world is full of, COLOR. What a beautiful world! Mosaics are a wonderful example of how color works together.

This bloom can be the cover of a square book, A World Full of Color. The pages will be filled with colorful illustrations and thoughts on color. Each thought printed on a colorful background? Oh my, what a wonderful idea! I can’t wait to put my book together.

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Yes it’s possible

three orange and pink blooms with emerald green stems

Your dreams no matter the time or circumstance are posible. The color on these blooms are like yes of course your dreams are possible. Now how do I make that happen??? Ha

I was mixing up my version of turquoise green and suddenly I’m expressing a recent conversation.